“Here I go again!”: dancing to ABBA’s Mama Mia.

03 May


This 5 year old not only decided she could dance to the ABBA‘s Mama Mia and ‘designed’ her very own ‘moves’, but also, despite not convincing any of her classmates to join her in this ‘Artistic Adventure’, went onto stage ‘solo’, cheered by a full international school auditorium… The youngest one to perform at the school… and yet, the bravest! ♥

Pretty gutsy, right? 😮 


Posted by on May 3, 2013 in ART, BOLIVIA, children, music


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15 responses to ““Here I go again!”: dancing to ABBA’s Mama Mia.

  1. elPadawan

    May 6, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Adorable, talented, and brimming with self-confidence 🙂


  2. Janet Eckman

    May 5, 2013 at 11:58 am

    OMG, she is adorable. Mama Mia will have new meaning now! I keep telling Phyllis she will be an actress and Phyllis goes “Oh, no, don’t say that”. Marcella will definitely be in the lime light somehow! Perhaps public speaking or politically. Who knows. She sure isn’t afraid of anything. Caesar gets more handsome by the day. I hear you will be in Delaware the middle of June. I will attempt to come for a visit to give you all a hug. Love the blog, Raquel! Love to Chico and all the tots.


    Ed and Janet

    Tel: 410.987.9045


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      May 5, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      oh, Janet! Thank you so much! Yeap, we’ll be in Lewes somewhere between June 10th – 20th. Hopefully, you’ll find some time to come by for a visits! Kids are growing so fast! And Marcela is definitely our Glee Girl! 😮 Take care, Raquel, Leonel & our army!


  3. colonialist

    May 4, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Not only gutsy, but really talented! The moves are far better than those I’ve seen choreographed by local ballet teachers for far older children. Another 5-year-old has just watched entranced, and commented, ‘She’s very clever to do all that!’


  4. Lucid Gypsy

    May 4, 2013 at 4:57 am

    You have a gorgeous daughter, with her sense of style, rhythm and dramatic tension a start is born!


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      May 4, 2013 at 9:54 am

      Thanks Gilly! But the most important thing, for me, is her sense of self-confidence and courage! It’ll be key for when she becomes a teenager!!! 😮


  5. lagottocattleya

    May 4, 2013 at 2:47 am

    Sweet and charming – and I totally agree on the discussion above. Why making everything so big and …BIG. The thing is to make things natural and simple – some people have to see things as they are and find out what’s essential in life. I didn’t think it could be like that where you live. That sounds more like the western world.


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      May 4, 2013 at 10:00 am

      Thanks for your points… And, surprise! it’s like this here in Bolivia, it was like that in Brazil, and it’s [an unfortunate] reality in the US. Hopefully, as you mentioned, parents will understand that there’s no need to make everything BIG. It’s about understanding and loving, about having passion for what you do, and developing social respect. One can only hope, right? 😮


  6. empressnasigoreng

    May 3, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    How gorgeous! Used to be a little girl like that at my children’s school.


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      May 3, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      Thank you very much for taking the time to stop by and share your comments… The little girl is definitely one of my most precious treasures… :0


      • empressnasigoreng

        May 3, 2013 at 10:35 pm

        You just hope that all kids can hold onto that confidence and self-belief, don’t you? Glad the school community was so supportive.


        • 3rdCultureChildren

          May 3, 2013 at 10:41 pm

          I totally agree… I was a bit surprised, and maybe, taken aback when trying to get more girls/classmates to dance with her, but kept receiving the same response for parents: ‘oh, no… it’s too much work… we gotta hire a choreographer (hello! she’s 5!), get the outfits made (???), and make sure they would not embarrass themselves (???) while performing…’ It was , for sure, a shocker. This type of exercise, as you very well mentioned, is to build their self-confidence, their awareness, their passion for the arts and their love for what’s pleasant and beautiful. This is not Broadway… 😮 You’re so right, and I do hope my children will be able to hold on to that… and grow up as well-adjusted citizens – who love and appreciate themselves, and yet, who will know how to respect the others… Thank you again for sharing your thoughts here – much appreciated!



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